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Posted by Laina Costanza on 04 May 2017 05:31 PM

Students:

Monday, May 8th will be the first day of the Summer semester. 

You will be receiving access to Canvas today if your registration application has been processed through the Financial Aid office. Those students who are still in our processing center or nearing the final processing of their registration will receive an email and login information as soon as the all clear has been provided by Financial Aid. Please do not panic if you do not receive your login email today. You may still be holding in Financial Aid.

Please note, if you gain access to Canvas BEFORE May 8th, you will only see the Amridge Explore Lab course. Students will not have full Course Access until Monday, May 8th.

I want to remind you that for the Summer 2017 semester, Amridge University will be using Canvas for our Learning Management System.
With this change, you will see a new login under the MyAmridge tab on the University website. Access to Blackboard will no longer be available beginning June 1st.

Making this change may seem like a challenge! We want to assure you that we will help you learn the new layout and use the tools needed for Canvas. Students we ask that you, please be proactive in looking at the student guides, these will help you get started.  

CANVAS TIPS FOR STUDENTS

DASHBOARD

The Dashboard is the first area you will see when you log into Canvas. The Dashboard contains the courses in which you are enrolled. It also helps you see what is happening in all your classes and allows you to figure out what to do next. From time to time you may also see global announcements from the University posted inside your Dashboard. More Information.

YOUR SYLLABUS IS YOUR “HOME” PAGE

When you select your course from the dashboard, you will be taken to your “Syllabus” page which is your designated “Home” page. The syllabus helps your instructor communicate course expectations and information you will need for completing your assignments. Enclosed within the page will be a “Welcome to Class” section that includes your instructor’s contact information, your course description, a link to a pdf copy of your syllabus along with section II of your course syllabus that contains academic policies you will need to read and review. Beneath the syllabus section, you will see a Course Summary page that matches your syllabus. This summary is populated from the Modules tab, which is where you will complete all your assignments. More information.

INBOX

The Inbox is the communication area you will use to connect with your instructor. If you have any questions or if you need to see any recent announcements and notifications from you instructor.


MODULES

Your instructor will use the Modules tab to list all of your assignments. Within the weekly sections of the Modules page, you will find all the assignments you need to complete the course.

DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER

Use Chrome, Firefox, & Safari for Canvas! In Internet Explorer and Edge, you may not be able to see the “submit” button when you are trying to submit an Assignment. If you’re not able to see the submit button or upload an assignment through the submit button, that will be an Internet Explorer issue. Have at least two browsers installed on your computer. Always keep browsers, Adobe Flash, and Java updated.

SET YOUR PREFERENCES

Do you want a text notification when your Instructor grades your assignment? Do you want an email sent to your Gmail account when a due date changes? Do you want these notifications ASAP or only once a day? Canvas allows you to set things up exactly the way you want them so take advantage of it! Click on Account (your photo) then select Notifications. More information about setting your preferences.

GO MOBILE

Canvas has a FREE app for Android and iPhone that works extremely well for mobile devices. The Canvas app will look much better than the internet browser on your phone or iPad. More information on using Canvas on your mobile device.

NOTE: Do not take quizzes by using the mobile app. Not all exam settings or question types are compatible with the mobile app yet.

TYPING A SIGNIFICANT RESPONSE TO A DISCUSSION, ASSIGNMENT, QUIZ, OR TEXT BOX

Always make sure to copy what you've typed and pasted it into a word document (or notepad) before clicking the submit button. Why do this? There's always a chance that you could lose what you've typed. By saving it before you submit it you've got a back-up of all your hard work.

If using Word or if the formatting of the text looks wrong, you can use the clear format tool in the text box editor.

ERROR MESSAGE OR PROBLEM WITH CANVAS

Take a screenshot of any errors you receive inside Canvas. Email this picture to your Instructor, Canvas Support or an Amridge technician when you report the problem. Having the picture of exactly what you are seeing or the exact error message can help when trying to troubleshoot an issue.

 


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